NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Panamkutty Bridge, being constructed by Kochi Metro Rail Limited is nearing completion. The construction of the main bridge is over and sidewalls of the bridge are currently under construction. Tarring of the road and painting will be carried out in the coming days. KMRL issued the work order in October 2019 and started the construction of the bridge in November 2019.
“Even amidst the covid constraints, KMRL has managed to complete the construction on time. Once the tarring and other allied works are completed the bridge will be opened for public.” said Additional Chief Secretary Alkesh Kumar Sharma IAS, MD KMRL.
The Phase I (A) Extension of Kochi Metro consists of two works, first from Petta to SN Junction including 2 Stations viz Vadakkekotta and SN Junction & Panamkutty Bridge.
KMRL is constructing the bridge as part of its preparatory works in the Phase I Extension from Petta to Thrippunithura. KMRL is constructing an additional two-lane Bridge with a footpath which will make the stretch into a Four-lane corridor (two bridges) once completed.
The bridge consists of 5 spans. The total length including approach road is 250m in which around 70m is across Poorna River. Approximate cost of construction is Rs 17.2 Cr.